Gilmore's political Travels and his beanstalk economics.
Eamon Gilmore is our Greatest Political Tourist, first he joined The Workers Party, (he told us they were what we needed) then decided it was best to leave and join New Agenda,(he told us they were what we needed too) not happy with New Agenda he turned it into Democratic Left (whom he told us they were what we needed). He then decided with others to take over The Labour Party (whom he tells us they are what we need).
One constant which Eamon has been convinced about is that we need to tax the rich. First he will convince you that you are not rich, and that he will give you a better life when he hunts down the rich and taxes them for you.
Recently he has moved on to the magic seeds theory or beanstalk economics. It is basically expands beyond the range of appeal on tax the rich.
Eamon and Joan have these magic seeds they will plant in tons of more borrowed money and it will save the economy.
If you are paying union subscriptions you will not be defined as rich by Eamon. No need at all for any pain if you are in a union, in fact you can have a raise (financed by taxing the rich and the harvest from the beanstalk crop)
Borrow and spend with the magic seeds and it will restore the economy, without any policies as long as you plant the seeds in the rotted entrails of Fianna Fáil Politicians and Bank Executives.
But Eamon told us to Nationalise the Banks which would give us ownership of their losses too.
Can we believe him if he tells us he would not enter Government with Fianna Fáil if it would make him the Taoiseach?